MEDIA RELEASE - GET VACCINATED AT YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY THIS FLU SEASON - 5 MAY 2017

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland has highlighted the value of getting a flu vaccination through your local community pharmacy by getting her flu shot this year at Cincotta Discount Chemist in Blacktown. 

“This demonstrates how much easier it is for anyone to get their flu shot with trained community pharmacists able to directly administer the flu vaccine,” Ms Rowland said.

Ms Rowland said the availability of flu shots through community pharmacies was an important initiative for locals throughout the electorate.

“Local residents can simply pop into a local pharmacy which provides this service and arrange to get vaccinated against this year’s flu strain.”

Ms Rowland said that local families could be confident about getting their flu shots in a pharmacy as pharmacists administering the shot have undergone specific training.

Proprietor of Cincotta Discount Chemist, Badria Moustafa, said that having pharmacists deliver vaccinations was a huge benefit for local residents in Western Sydney.

“In the short time that community pharmacists have been allowed to administer the vaccine there has been a large amount of people being vaccinated for the first time,” Ms. Moustafa said.

For further information on local pharmacies that are providing flu shots this year, please contact Michelle Rowland’s office on (02) 9671 4780.